police | Department profile

The Hartford police department pulled over 5890 drivers and had a disparity score of 2.5 out of 9, indicating "significant" disparities in the department's traffic stop practices.

CCSU researchers designed a series of measures to score police departments based on how much stopping practices varied from the state average, as well as gaps between population and stops to identify racial disparity. A point was assigned to a department for every threshold exceeded. Scores range from zero to nine. Zero indicates no sign of disparity. Any score higher than zero indicates some degree of disparity. In this list, any department without a red circle had a zero score. Scores are based in part on the racial makeup of the estimated driving population in towns. Some departments, such as university police departments at Yale and the CSCU schools, do not correspond to towns and do not have scores.

Hartford officers pulled over minorities at a higher rate compared to officers statewide: 66 percent of drivers stopped by Hartford officers were minorities, compared with 31 percent statewide.

Who's on the road, and who gets stopped

The estimated driving population in the area patrolled by Hartford officers is 81 percent minority and 19 percent white.

White
Minority

After dark, things change

Minorities made up 84 percent of daylight-hour stops and 64 percent of stops when it was dark out.

Men pulled over more than women

Hartford
60 percent of stopped drivers were men;
40 percent were women.
Statewide
63 percent of stopped drivers were men;
37 percent were women.

12% let off with a warning

On a 100% scale, this chart shows how many drivers were let go with written or verbal warnings or received an infraction, a misdemeanor summons or were arrested.

Median driver's age: 35 years old

The median age of drivers stopped by Hartford officers was 35 years old. Statewide it was 36 years old.

Most drivers stopped were not local

Hartford
  • 40 percent were residents of the town where they were pulled over;
  • 60 percent were non-residents.
Statewide
  • 28 percent were residents;
  • 72 percent were non-residents.

Speed is often a factor

Across the state, speeding was the most common reason for pulling drivers over. Cell phone violations, defective lights and tinted windows were other reasons listed in the data.

Searches are rare

This chart shows the percentage of all stops that involved officers searching vehicles driven by white and minority drivers.

When stops occurred, by hour, weekday and month

Hartford officer profiles

Select an officer from the table below to see how their stop patterns compare with the department and the state. Officer data is anonymized, with a department-provided ID instead of a name. The bars indicate the percentage the officer's total stops that involved minority drivers. Note that some officers reported very few stops, so this list is sorted by the total number of stops each officer reported.

OfficerMinority stops%Stops
589
52% 1126
707
55% 835
576
74% 411
1001
70% 391
646
56% 271
955
65% 267
816
64% 265
825
67% 212
593
56% 210
758
92% 144
739
74% 127
684
90% 91
769
74% 80
628
85% 61
977
90% 61
567
53% 59
663
88% 57
874
78% 51
939
61% 49
636
95% 43
999
65% 37
3060
81% 37
716
82% 34
724
90% 29
787
76% 29
808
75% 28
986
63% 27
675
96% 27
734
75% 24
550
63% 24
674
77% 22
704
71% 21
800
95% 21
823
80% 20
694
83% 18
666
82% 17
773
65% 17
754
82% 17
953
% 16
660
73% 15
949
67% 15
621
% 15
864
40% 15
841
57% 14
700
86% 14
906
92% 12
691
83% 12
822
82% 11
768
64% 11
813
% 11
610
30% 10
744
% 10
966
60% 10
600
% 9
594
33% 9
603
67% 9
554
89% 9
706
67% 9
833
25% 8
605
88% 8
695
50% 8
843
50% 8
809
% 7
727
86% 7
897
% 7
607
71% 7
938
% 7
840
% 7
737
% 7
944
86% 7
827
86% 7
710
% 6
676
50% 6
563
67% 6
958
83% 6
767
83% 6
821
67% 6
745
83% 6
885
67% 6
847
80% 5
762
80% 5
565
80% 5
875
80% 5
546
60% 5
945
80% 5
993
80% 5
743
% 5
614
80% 5
877
80% 5
564
0% 4
879
50% 4
904
75% 4
927
50% 4
3114
% 4
612
75% 4
872
75% 4
548
% 4
956
50% 4
655
25% 4
974
% 4
588
75% 4
638
% 3
990
33% 3
921
33% 3
569
% 3
693
% 3
889
% 3
924
33% 3
568
33% 3
969
67% 3
722
% 3
817
67% 3
572
67% 3
613
% 3
658
% 3
856
% 3
846
% 3
712
% 3
3073
% 3
730
% 3
667
% 2
824
% 2
936
% 2
898
50% 2
957
0% 2
790
50% 2
795
50% 2
1002
% 2
782
0% 2
1004
50% 2
679
% 2
812
% 2
620
% 2
657
50% 2
634
50% 2
635
50% 2
1003
50% 2
659
50% 2
814
% 2
967
% 2
746
0% 2
631
% 2
650
50% 2
681
% 2
786
% 2
632
% 1
592
% 1
708
% 1
805
% 1
806
0% 1
951
% 1
571
% 1
757
0% 1
774
% 1
590
% 1
962
% 1
625
% 1
772
% 1
577
% 1
624
% 1
760
% 1
978
% 1
649
% 1
807
% 1
779
% 1
574
% 1
899
% 1
893
% 1
RAMD79
% 1
735
% 1
783
0% 1
942
0% 1
980
% 1
801
% 1
551
0% 1
604
% 1
975
% 1
866
% 1
789
0% 1
732
% 1
968
% 1
595
0% 1
580
% 1
820
% 1
819
% 1
761
0% 1
677
% 1
818
% 1
963
% 1
3155
% 1
3156
0% 1